Hotel Presidential, the leading five-star hotel, east of the Niger has introduced special weekend treats for its numerous guests called the Sunday brunch Buffets.
The special meal served at the Rivers Restaurant of the Hotel situated at the ever busy Aba-Port Harcourt express way in the Garden City of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, is presented with a new theme to its esteemed guests every Sunday.
General Manager of the hotel, Mr Per Stafsen told The Tide on Sunday that the new brand encompases special dishes and innovation from Nigeria, far east, Europe and the Mediterranean.
The service, he said being at 12 noon till 4.00pm every Sunday with 50 per cent discount charge for children aged between five to eleven years while children under five years enjoy charge free service.
“At the Why Not Restaurant, we emphasis on the Lebanese Cuisine and other dishes fropm around the world. We currently have special promotion which opens from 3.00 pm and closes at 10.pm daily.
“With just a dial on extention 455, a table is reserved for you as a guest in the Hotel Presidential for services of various dishes such as spicy fried chicken wings with chips, beef or chicken Suya, pizza Margarita spicy beef pizza and seafood pizza at an affordable price”, Mr Stafsen said.
Hotel Presidential Port Harcourt, noted for new innovations also has on its special promotion lists new South African steall, such as Grilled beef rib eye, grilled beef strip loin, grilled beef T bone and grilled lamb chops just for give away prices.
“While we put up all these edibles for the maximum comfort of our guests, we are not unmindful of the need to introduce to our highly honoured guests equally special wines to match the meals.
So, special red wine such as Jan Chino, Castellani distilled from Italy and Vina Lombas tagged Crianza 2001 Spain brought in from Spain are promoted side by side an array of white wine such as Ringenbach Moser Riesling 2002, “aged vind’ Alsace France, Sauvignon Blanc, Baron Philippe de Rothschild 2005, tagged chili, Castellani 2005, tagged Toscana Bianco Italy; II Frontino, Boscato, tagged vino da tavola Bianco Italy; Sauvignon Blanc Van Loveren 2005, tagged South Africa and Muscadet Blue 2005 75cl, tagged La Sablette Vallet France, for guests comfort”, says the General Manager.
Hotel presidential is indeed a place to spend time away from home. The hotel offers all kinds of services for any fun seeker, corporate business minds and big time society players who find themselves in the Garden City of Nigeria. “All it requires is dial the telephone number +234-84461500 or visit the website: http://www. Hotel-presidential com. And we are at your service on 24 hours basis”, Mr Stafsen told The Tide On Sunday.
Ntubiri is a local delicacy of the Ikwerre ethnic nationality, usually prepared with water yam extract. It is commonly patronised in the day as lunch or some time at night when heavy meal is not required Ntubiri is a great source of fiber, potassium, manganese, copper, and antioxidants. It is linked to various health benefits and may boost brain health, reduce inflammation, and improve blood sugar control.
To prepare a serving for a standard family, get a standard size water yam tuber, crayfish or fresh prown, oil, periwinkle (unprocessed), pepper, salt, onion, and seasoning cube if desired.
Thoroughly wash the yam, peel and grate.Wash your fresh or dry prown, cut the periwinkle, slice your onion, and mix the yam substance with the ground crown, pepper, salt, seasoning and set aside
Set your pot on your source of heat add a little red oil. When hot, put the sliced onion and the washed periwinkle and allow to boil in the oil. Put a little water and then gently put the yam mixture, cover and allow to cook for ten minutes.
The meal can be served with any chilled drink. Enjoy your weekend.
Cowpea And Nutritional Benefits
Cowpea contains flavonoids also called bioflavonoids which are mainly found in legumes, citrus fruits, red wine, apples etc. The antioxidants are very good for the body as it helps in the fight against cancer, reduce cancer risk and other health conditions such as stroke, heart diseases and asthma.
It also contains folate which helps in the body’s red blood cell production and in dead cells regeneration.
Helps Boost the Immune System
Adding cowpeas to your diet may help in boosting your immune system, for example, some of the antioxidants which can be found in kidney beans help to remove the free radicals in the body, thus making the immune system stronger.
Cowpea is an edible bean which is predominately cultivated and eaten in Africa and Asia, and in other parts of the world especially countries in the arid areas.
There are also various species of cowpea or beans present globally, and though they may be commonly referred to as beans, they have names specific to them, this includes Black-eyed peas which are popularly referred to as White or Brown beans, Adzuki beans, Sweet beans, Black Beans, Chickpeas, Kidney beans, Mung beans, Pigeon peas, Pinto beans, Bambara beans etc.
In some countries, beans have its own local names such as Chawli for Blackeye beans in India, Chori for Adzuki beans in India, Ewa for Blackeye beans in Nigeria and also Black Beans (popularly called Akidi), Pigeon peas (fio-fio).
Beans in most countries, especially in Africa is the primary protein food source and can be specially cooked by boiling either as white beans or porridge beans; in Brazil, the black beans are cooked and served with stew and the food delicacy is known as Feijoada.
Cowpea or beans can also be processed into various nutritional grades of products for diverse purposes while maintaining its nutritional value.
Beans can be grounded into flour known as beans flour which is used in the making of moi-moi (beans pudding), Akara (beanballs or cakes) and can be commercially used as a baking flour too.
Cowpea And Nutritional Benefits
The antioxidants which are present in cowpeas and other legumes helps in the removal of the chemical substances or toxins in the body, thereby providing the body with a better health condition.
Just like other proteinous foods, cowpeas contains also tryptophan which helps to induce sleep and can help alleviate other related sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia and more.
It also helps stabilize mood swings, restless especially in the night, anxiety and more.
Helps in Weight Management
It also helps in weight loss, as the fibre (dietary fibre) content in cowpeas or beans can help in reducing appetite and craving for foods thereby eliminating situations of extra foods intake or overeating.
It also contains low calories and also has low cholesterol content.
Improves the Skin
Cowpeas is one of the bodybuilding foods which provides maximum benefits to the body in general, not only does it help in the normal functioning of the body but it also helps improve the skin.
The vitamins in cowpeas such as vitamin A and B, as well as proteins and antioxidants, present helps to improve the skin as it protects it from ageing, wrinkles, etc., and also repair the body tissues.
Makes Bone Healthier
Cowpeas also contains numerous vitamins and minerals which are good for the bone such as iron which only does not help in the prevention of anaemia but also produces collagen which is one of the major components found in the bone.
·It contains magnesium which plays a vital role in the bone structure, this mineral works together with calcium as it helps in the absorption of calcium thereby processing it to provide the bones with the firmness and strength that it needs. it also helps in keeping the calcium level in the body normal.
Manganese is also one of the minerals which can be found in cowpeas as it helps in the absorption of the mineral – calcium, and it also helps in better functioning of the nerves and brains.
·Few kinds of beans such as Pinto beans contain a small amount of calcium which is also one of the main essential nutrients that the bone needs.
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